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Oude Kerk

Oude Kerk

The Oude Kerk (old church) dates from the 13th century when a wooden church was built in a burial ground on a sand bank. The present Gothic structure is 14th century and has grown into a basilica. We went by here several times, but unfortunately it was always closed. It is, however, located in a fascinating part of town, the very explicit red light district. The half-dressed (well not even half) women in all the storefront windows, however, weren't too keen about cameras.

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Buba Jafarli20-Jun-2013 06:45
Great architecture and fantastic lighting, Helen! V.
Pieter Bos15-Jun-2013 09:54
This really a great compo, Helen! ~V
Will Hoskins15-Jun-2013 02:03
I love all the layers (no PS pun intended), and textures. Uh, Helen, those women expect to be paid for being enjoyed, however you do it.
J S Quesada14-Jun-2013 23:38
Very nice image. Excellent composition with crisp details. V
Simon Chandler14-Jun-2013 21:29
Excellent capture with such great clarity and composition. v
Carl H. Johnson14-Jun-2013 21:27
Stunning details!!!~V~
Karen Stuebing14-Jun-2013 21:12
Love the composition combining the different parts of the building. It is beautiful. V.
The Heritage man14-Jun-2013 20:49
Your Dutch writing is excellent Helen, as is this photo.
rousselziak14-Jun-2013 20:15
Beautiful compo ! -V-
Stephanie14-Jun-2013 20:03
What a super capture! Love the ornate architecture! V :)
Gérard Koehl14-Jun-2013 19:49
Magnifique vue avec tous ces différents plans. V
Bill Miller14-Jun-2013 19:44
Lovely old church, even if it is closed.
Kim14-Jun-2013 19:13
Very nice architecture shot! V
Colin Storey14-Jun-2013 18:58
Fantastic scene with superb textures and tones. v
Graeme14-Jun-2013 18:09
Beautiful details of the roof and buildings, Helen.BV
Apostolos Tikopoulos14-Jun-2013 17:33
Wonderful image, Helen. Very nice details of this great building. V.
globalgadabout14-Jun-2013 15:22
a delightful view with the overlapping buildings..ironic the red light district is here too..
Walter O. Koenig14-Jun-2013 14:23
Very well composed from this vantage point with a lot of interesting detail. "V"
Jim Coffman14-Jun-2013 12:51
Just excellent,Helen..
MummaDragon14-Jun-2013 12:23
Like the composition. Lots of texture, too.